Although there are no hard and fast rules on how to use binaural beats. There are some good tips and tricks that you can use in order to benefit your experience.
Actually binaural beats can be listened to anywhere, so long as you have a good set of headphones. Remember though, using binaural beats are for meditation, so you will need to be in a place that is comfortable and where you can essentially place your mind in a neutral state, in other words, where you don’t have to be concerned about answering the phone or being disturbed. Your mind should be free of worry, fear and running thoughts.
It’s important to be consistent in listening to your binaural beats, this will help you in receiving maximum benefit from the effects of using them.
Decide on when and where you are going to listen to them, for best results, it should be on a daily basis, make a commitment and stay with it. Also decide upon the amount of time you would like to spend listening to them. If you’re just starting out, 15 minutes twice a day is fine, you can gradually work your way up to 1 hour a day. Early morning and evening just before bed are great times for meditation, but, you can really do it any time you feel happy with, so long as it is on a consistent basis.
It stands to reason that the environment that you listen to binaural beats in is a relaxed, quite and comfortable one.
Find a space that isn’t associated with stress, high energy activity. Your environment should be free of disturbances and load noises, turn of your phone and if you are living with others, let them know you won’t be available for that period of time.
Being in nature is ideal, sitting in a park, by a lake in a field or at the sea, if that isn’t possible, then try your garden, a room in your house that makes you feel content and at ease.
WARNING: Do not listen to any brainwave entrainment software while driving a vehicle or operating any machinery, the audios are technically mastered sounds that can lead to drowsiness and altered states of consciousness, and place you or any other person/s in danger.
Be aware that you are now going to take time out, choose to relax and let go of all that is going on around you, your mind should be free of anxiety and worry. Be in the moment, be free, be spacious and let go. If you find it difficult to relax and let go, close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose, hold it for a while and then breath out through your mouth, do this a few times concentrating on the rise and fall of your breath, this will help you become more relaxed.
You don’t necessarily have to sit in the traditional meditation position, but if it is comfortable for you then that’s fine. Remember being comfortable is very important, you don’t want to be experiencing pain while trying to relax and meditate. Sit in a comfortable chair, if at home you may use your couch or bed, if you would like to lie down, that’s fine. Don’t sit hunched up or slouched over or with your head to one side, sit or lie with your body perfectly cantered. Whatever position you choose make sure you’re comfortable.
It’s important that you use a good set of headphones, preferable the type that will prevent outside noise slipping in or other people hearing your music.
It is possible to listen to binaural beats without headphones on a stereo system, but unfortunately will greatly reduce the overall effects.
Keep in mind that binaural beats send a different frequency to each ear in order to produce the (FFR) Frequency Following Response that entrains the brain. If played too far away from the ears the effect is greatly reduced.
You can use a CD/MP3 player with headphones, choose adequate volume, not too loud as to hurt your ears, but loud enough so you can’t hear any outside noise.
As the track begins to play, try to stay focused on what you are hearing, if you find your thoughts wandering, or your mind is preoccupied with other things, just relax, don’t force yourself to listen or fight against your mind, take a deep breath in through the nose and breath out through your mouth a few times and just focus on your breathing for a while, this will help you relax and allow the binaural sounds to help guide your brain into a relaxed state where your conscious mind becomes quieter. It’s normal for you mind to wander a bit, but with continuous practice you will be able to relax and focus much quicker and easier, just don’t give up.
Be open to whatever comes to your mind as you listen to the track – you may find flashes of creativity coming to mind, you may feel as though you are floating or feel very light in your body, this is normal as you start to connect with your subconscious mind and the conscious part of you becomes quieter and more relaxed.
Listening to binaural beats is a journey of discovery, creativity, focus and deep relaxation; they are safe and have no harmful effects on your mind or your body.
As with everything it’s best to experiment for yourself and then decide on what’s best for you.
Please note, that in the use of such programs, there are a number of health warnings that should be noted when using brainwave entrainment software/programs.
Most importantly, people who suffer with epilepsy or seizures should NOT use brainwave entrainment without first consulting their doctor, as there is a small risk of seizure associated with individuals predisposed to epileptic fits.
Other individuals, such as those that are pregnant, wear a pacemaker, are photosensitive, have serious mental disorders or are under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication should seek advice from a doctor before using and ‘brainwave entrainment’ program.
Individuals aged 18 or under should also seek medical advice/approval prior to use.
Always check any relevant WARNINGS that may come with each brainwave entrainment program
Should you experience the surfacing of any repressed emotions or memories during the Brainwave Entrainment process, don’t worry or become anxious about these experiences, they are not uncommon as you access the more subconscious modes of brain entrainment.
This ebb and flow of repressed emotions are a healthy part of dealing with the more complex areas of your life, it will help you make more sense of many questions you may have, it will lead to greater improvements in your personal development.
It is advisable to see a professional practitioner should you have difficulty in dealing with specific emotions or memories by yourself.
Now, Go and enjoy your New Experience in personal development- Enjoy your binaural beats